Every time it rains or winter snows melt, the water you see pooling up along streets and sidewalks carries bits of road salt, oil, gravel, and other pollution into local streams and rivers. With my colleagues here at American Rivers we’ve helped commun… Read more »
Jeff coordinates a broad effort to improve the health and vitality of our communities through better stormwater regulation and management.
Jeff joined American Rivers in 2011. For the previous eight years, he was a staff attorney for Waterkeeper Alliance directing programs to solve water quality problems caused by runoff and factory farms. He has also been a staff attorney with Hudson Riverkeeper and a curator of public arts programs.
B.A. in Art History & English from University of Colorado, M.A. in English from the Univeristy of Montana, JD from Pace University School of Law.Blackfoot River, MT
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This is a guest blog from Jennifer Walker, the Water Resources Coordinator for the Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter. Jennifer works primarily on the Texas Living Water Project, which is a joint project between the Sierra Club and National Wildlife Federa… Read more »
Today’s guest blog is from Sharlene Leurig, the Senior Manager of the Ceres Water Program, where she works with drinking water, stormwater and wastewater service providers to develop physical infrastructure and rate structures that enable develop… Read more »
The water systems that serve our communities are facing the challenge of updating and building infrastructure that will meet the needs of a substantially different future. As advocates for healthy rivers, creeks, lakes and oceans, we contribute to the… Read more »
Stormwater flooding in Washington, DC | Lynette Batt Most of us don’t think about “urban stormwater” or “polluted runoff” until we notice flooding from a recent storm covering our roads and parking lots, as shown here. But… Read more »
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Dirty water in NY waterways | Tom Giebel/Atomische.com Many of our programs and efforts here at American Rivers are focused on creating the “right” water infrastructure for our communities. Particularly in older towns and cities, like the H… Read more »
In previous blog posts we’ve pointed out how the water services we rely upon are widely underfunded and threatened by age, inefficiencies, and ever-increasing demands. As the economic downturn continues to strain municipal and water utility budge… Read more »